March 2014 | Asia Property

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Prudential and CICC fund helps Chinese buy into US recovery

Joint venture targeting major US cities for Chinese investors follows US insurer’s link-up with Fosun  Prudential Real Estate Investors and China International Capital Corporation have launched a US real...

Market Talk


“ChIna’s Real estate value has not really climbed relative to GDP over the years; well, the value of Real estate has climbed, but not faster than the economy has grown....


March 2014 Diary

Infrastructure of insanity grows in crazily crowded Hong Kong Anyone who thinks Hong Kong stands a chance of coming up with a way to alleviate crowding and to find new...

Companies & People


Tsang to advise Admiral Admiral Investment has appointed Kenneth Tsang as senior consultant to the board of directors, to advise on developing its research capabilities. Tsang was previously senior analyst,...


Will Chinese be next cross-border casualties?  The history of cross-border real estate investment is littered with casualties. The litany of those who have come a cropper going overseas includes: Japanese...


Mirvac and TIAA-CREF form alliance to target core of f ices

US pensions group will provide funding for Australian group’s developments  Australian property group Mirvac has formed an alliance with TIAA-CREF, which will give the US pensions group first rights to...


March 2014 News in brief

Sim Lian spends A$133m on five Australian shopping malls Singapore-listed property developer Sim Lian Group has bought five shopping centres in eastern Australia for a total of A$133m ($119m). The properties cover...


Light touch on brakes keeps housing market motoring

Despite reforms to restrict demand and prevent a house price bubble, China has stopped short of large-scale deleveraging, and many analysts believe residential market fundamentals remain sound  China’s economic targets...

World News

Asian buyers notch up $1bn of deals in hot London market

Gaw Capital-led Korean consortium and Singapore’s Ho Bee join flood of Far East buyers to take City assets  London continues to be the prime market for Asian outbound capital, with...

World News

Ireland’s bad bank NAMA launches hunt for partners in investments

Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency is seeking joint-venture partners for a raft of real estate investments. NAMA was set up in 2009 as a bad bank, acquiring property development loans...


March 2014 News in Brief

Sniper gets shot of Macau fund assets in RMB392m China sale The Sniper Capital-managed Macau Property Opportunities Fund has sold its APAC Logistics Centre and 484-unit Cove Residence properties in...


China plans to live with slower growth

China’s latest economic reforms could end its over-reliance on credit and investment, which have put the real estate sector and wider economy at risk of a crash, and bring slower...


China logistics on 12-month high but Hong Kong is tipped for a fall

Logistics remains the hottest sector for respondents to our quarterly investment intentions and pricing survey, with Beijing and shanghai now having maintained their ‘buy’ rating for a whole year, while...


AsiaProperty Capital Raising Update

ASK Group has set a $200m equity target for its recently launched fund investing in India’s residential sector



Most of the big, international logistics developers and investors are focusing on Asia’s main markets of Japan, which still lacks modern stock, and China, where demand is pushing land prices...